PRE-TURKEY DAY PARTYING: I dunno whether it’s true or not, but the night before Thanksgiving has long been called the Biggest Bar Night of the Year. I can say there are a number of parties happening around town Wednesday night, as you can see above. Welcome home, brain-drainers!
TAKE A PICTURE OF FILTER: Alt-rockers Filter are at Starline on Tuesday night. The band is best known for its 1999 hit “Take a Picture.” The band’s most recent material, however, has a bit of an industrial edge.
TOKYO GARDEN GETS SAUCY: Tokyo Garden has a nice run of shows eager to please the hipsters home for Thanksgiving. College Kids, High Winds and Brian Kenney Fresno play Wednesday in what is a benefit for The Undercurrent (R.I.P.?). Aesop and Destructo Bunny are playing Friday, while Brother Luke and The Comrades, Archaeology and Rademacher play Saturday. All three have $5 covers and 9:30 p.m. starts.
IT’S TRADITION: A couple post-Thanksgiving gigs you can count on each year: Local Doors tribute band The Double Doors (playing Friday at Starline) and Visalia’s Latin/rock fave Mezcal (Friday night at The Cellar Door).
SACRED CIRCUS: This two-day event in Tulare called The Sacred Circus has it all: It’s a tattoo convention with more than a dozen bands, cage fights, beer pong, carnival games, oil wrestling .. and it’s free.